Yehuda Shurpin

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Rabbi Yehuda Shurpin responds to questions for Chabad.org's Ask the Rabbi service.
Dear Friend, At this time of year, I’m always struck by the diversity of Torah. Through Genesis and most of Exodus, the weekly Torah portions followed a storyline narrative. Then we started learning various Torah laws. This week, we began learning the des...
Dear Friend, The story is told about a Chassidic Rebbe who would go to great lengths and expenses to obtain the most beautiful etrog available in order to perform the mitzvah in the best possible manner every Sukkot. Each day of the holiday, after he hims...
Dear Friend, Imagine you were a 40-year-old poor illiterate shepherd who found it very difficult to learn. Let’s say you were inspired by the steady drip-drop of water making a growing hole in a hard rock and went off to learn Torah. After 24 years, you b...
Dear Friend, With the U.S. presidential primaries now in full swing, the topic of leadership is on everyone’s mind. I am reminded of the last chassidic discourse that the Lubavitcher Rebbe (Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory) distributed be...
It is well into autumn outside my window. The trees and bushes are already bare, but one solitary flower still blooms amongst the brambles. In the Torah portion of Chayei Sarah we learn about our matriarch Rivkah, who despite all odds—growing up surrounde...
Dear Friend, It's rare that turning on the radio brings a smile to one's face. But while driving a few nights ago, I was amused when one of the top stories was about the bitter cold hitting parts of the U.S. They were interviewing some poor guy in Michiga...
Dear Friend, The contrast between the High Holidays and Sukkot, which follows them, couldn’t be more striking. We’ve spent a month in the lead-up, not to mention Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur themselves, in solemn prayer and reflection. Then, the moment Su...
Dear Friend, Every country has one. Nations have rallied around it, soldiers have died protecting it, and its gentle wave in the breeze gives hope and courage to many. It was again time to count the Israelites in the desert, and this time they were split ...
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